Nishikori has withdrawn from the Australian Open, however the former World No. four is planning on launching his comeback on the inaugural ATP Challenger Tour occasion on the Newport Beach Tennis Club in Newport Beach, U.S.A, to be held 20-28 January.
The match is a part of the inaugural Oracle Challenger Series, which additionally will embrace a Challenger occasion from 24 February – four March in Indian Wells, within the lead as much as the BNP Paribas Open, the season’s first ATP World Tour Masters 1000 match.
Both tournaments will characteristic $150,000 prize cash.
“I am very excited and looking forward to getting back on the court in January,” Nishikori stated.
“The Oracle Challenger Series is a perfect event in a great Southern California location to help me get some match play. This will be a great opportunity to face some high-level competition.”
The 28-year-old Nishikori additionally plans to compete on the $125,000 Challenger in Dallas, U.S.A. The RBC Tennis Championships of Dallas will happen from 29 January – four February.
Nishikori, 28, hasn’t performed since 9 August, when he fell to Gael Monfils on the Coupe Rogers in Montreal. The Japanese star needed to lower quick his 2017 season due to an harm to his proper wrist. He is presently No. 22 within the ATP Rankings.